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Arthur Szyk lithograph

Object | Accession Number: 2002.113.3.9

The multi-colored lithograph represents Arthur Szyk's conception of the entire history of the Jewish people and Israel. The Biblical kings, David, and his son, Solomon, who is holding a copy of"Song of Songs," are drawn on either side of three other Biblical notables: Hur, Moses, and Moses' brother, Aaron. A blue Star of David dominates the center of the print with the"Crown of a Good Name" above and Hillel's quotation,"If I am not for myself, Who will be for me?," in Hebrew below. The phrase,"The time of our freedom," flanks the Star of David. Depictions of Bar Kokhba (Kochba) on the left and the prophet, Ezekiel, on the right line the sides of the print. The word,"Israel," in Hebrew is drawn above a scene consisting of an Israeli soldier and a pioneer ("Chalutz" /"Halutz") flanking the Ten Commandments. The Hebew prayer,"Shehecheyanu," is contained in four stars located throughout the lithograph.

Artwork Title
Title page for The state of Israel
1949  (publication/distribution)
Object Type
Lithographs (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Irvin Ungar
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:06:42
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